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Subject: [TowerTalk] Force 12 C3E or C4 ?
From: Greg Clark <>
Reply-to: Greg Clark <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 15:19:04 -0700 (PDT)
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I'm putting together a used F12 antenna here.  I have a manual, it covers the 
C3 and C3D.
As I'm putting it together, I see that I have an extra element, so, I have 
either a C3E or a C4 and my manual doesn't cover what I have.
The boom is engraved with the following (from the back to the front):
20m ref
15m ref
10m ref
15m rear dir
20m driver - feedpoint
10m front driver
10m dir
Any help on a manual for this or if it's a C3E or C4?  Anyone have a manual or 
can point me to one?  I'd even call and get the element dims on the phone if 
possible. Thought I was going to get this on the sidemount tonight but I need 
to see what it is I really have.

----- Original Message ----
From: Craig Clark <>
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 2:49:26 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] NEW TOOL

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>From their web page:

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